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Old 01-23-2009, 09:41 AM   #1
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[generic] Ubuntu and Fedora - Switching


Hi, i'm using Ubuntu since a few months now (maybe 2) and I really like it, although of course I am curious about other distros.

it seems like Fedora is a very good one, so I was thinking maybe I should switch.

Is Fedora better than Ubuntu? how is it better exactly? The only great feature I know of is the time slide thing, which sounds very cool

My worries would be regarding repositories. Is it true Ubuntu has many more programs readily available? This is my understanding at least.

Please shed some light

thx! alex

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Old 01-23-2009, 10:12 AM   #2
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I - personally - have never liked Ubuntu; I like a bit of a fight, and Slackware is my distribution of choice, after a long search.

I used Fedora for a while, prior to my switch to Debian and then Slackware, and it was good, but *shrug* I dunno, it just didn't cut it for me.

Fedora vs. Ubuntu is, no offense meant, kind of a moot topic. Yes, Ubuntu has access to more packages but it leeches off of the Debian repositories (as Ubuntu is based on Debian). Fedora is a community-oriented version of Red Hat, but there is no package sharing between them.

I suggest taking Fedora for a spin - a must-add repository for Fedora is Livna.

Without perverting this thread (and throwing in a little propaganda), another thing I like about Slackware is that its package management system is really simple and the packages are (90% of the time) the program compiled from the original source code, without distributor-specific patches and tweaks.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 06:29 AM   #3
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I - personally - have never liked Ubuntu; I like a bit of a fight, and Slackware is my distribution of choice, after a long search.

I used Fedora for a while, prior to my switch to Debian and then Slackware, and it was good, but *shrug* I dunno, it just didn't cut it for me.

Fedora vs. Ubuntu is, no offense meant, kind of a moot topic. Yes, Ubuntu has access to more packages but it leeches off of the Debian repositories (as Ubuntu is based on Debian). Fedora is a community-oriented version of Red Hat, but there is no package sharing between them.

I suggest taking Fedora for a spin - a must-add repository for Fedora is Livna.

Without perverting this thread (and throwing in a little propaganda), another thing I like about Slackware is that its package management system is really simple and the packages are (90% of the time) the program compiled from the original source code, without distributor-specific patches and tweaks.
thx for your message

i think the next distro i'm going to try is debian, i'll install it in virtualbox

one day maybe, slackware
 
Old 01-24-2009, 07:49 AM   #4
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There is no best distro.

The best choice for you is often simply the last one you try.

May I interview you for my new book: "Confessions of a Malcontent---distro-hopping in Penguinia" ?
 
Old 01-25-2009, 11:46 AM   #5
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pixellany wrote the following:

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There is no best distro.
I would agree with pixellany.

All distros are good as well as bad.
 
  


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